IT Governance part of Corporate Governance

Embracing IT governance best practices to enhance decision making

To invest in IT services and architectures that will add value to a business, IT must be in strategic alignment with the organisation – serving the business’s needs. Organisation’s need to clearly define roles, accountabilities and measurements for success to ensure the IT organisation is flexible, scalable and agile enough to rapidly adapt to business changes.

Regardless of industry type, IT Governance is a key factor that helps drive an organisation to its maximum performance.

According to Van Grembergen (ITGI, 2008) (Van Grembergen & de Haes, 2008), a very important premise is that IT governance is an integral part of enterprise governance. There are four objectives that drive IT governance:

IT GovernanceIT value and alignment, accountability, performance measurement, and risk management.

Having the correct IT Governance for businesses will yield:

  • Improvement in the quality of IT services,
  • Reduction in IT risks,
  • Enhanced delivery &
  • Reduction in costs of delivering IT services & cost effective solutions.

The importance of IT governance has become apparent in the last few years for all levels of business.

The difference between good IT governance and bad IT governance can make or break your business.

Improve IT decision making by embracing IT governance best practices

To remain competitive in today’s market, companies need a flexible and proactive IT environment that enables action in today’s changing markets. Effective IT governance helps align IT with the business’s needs.

Embracing IT governance best practices to enhance decision making

To invest in IT services and architectures that will add value to a business, IT must be in sync with the business – serving the business’s needs. Business’s need to clearly define roles, accountabilities and measurements for success to ensure the IT organisation is flexible, scalable and agile enough to rapidly adapt to business changes.

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